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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
(ABC/1952-66)

 

 Nelson, Ozzie & Harriet (and their sons, David & Ricky)
 
822 Sycamore Road
The Nelson house seen on the TV series is a replica of their actual home at 1822 Camino Palmero Drive in Hollywood. The house is located above Hollywood Boulevard, half a mile east of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The house was also seen on the 1973 revival series OZZIE'S GIRLS when Ozzie and Harriet rented out their sons rooms to  college girls, Susie Hamilton and Brenda MacKenzie.
Adventures of Superman
(SYN/1951-57)

 

 The Daily Planet Building
 
Metropolis, USA
Exterior shots of the Daily Planet are actually The Los Angeles City Hall (minus its peaked top) at 200 N. Spring Street in downtown L.A. The lobby scenes of the Daily Planet were actually filmed in the lobby of The Carnation Building located west of downtown Los Angeles at 5045 Wilshire Boulevard. The Los Angeles City Hall is also seen at the beginning of the police drama DRAGNET.
All in the Family
(CBS/1971-83)

 

Bunker, Archie & Edith
704 Hauser Street, Queens, New York, NY (Corona Section)  
The private residence shown as the Bunker's home on both series is actually located at 89-70 Cooper Avenue in the Glendale section of Queens. The Cumberbatches, a black family later moved into this home on the 1994 CBS spin-off series 704 Hauser Street. Actor Carroll O'Connor who played the role of Archie Bunker recalls that he came up with the address for the Bunker family residence (704 Hauser Street) when he was driving to work in L.A. He happened to find himself on Hauser Boulevard (just a few blocks east of CBS TV City), and thought the name sounded like part of Queens, where Archie was supposed to live. 
Angel
(WB/1997-2004)

 

 Angel the Vampire (his residence)
 
Los Angeles, CA
During the 2nd & 3rd season of the series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Angel the vampire lived in L.A. on top of a hill in the Griffith Park area. The mansion is known as the Ennis-Brown house, an official city landmark designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is located at 2607 Glendower Ave and is open to the public. Check out their website at www.ennisbrownhouse.org). The Ennis-Brown house has also been featured in the classic 1959 horror movie "The House on Haunted Hill," the 1981 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner"  and on the TV series "Twin Peaks."
Batman
(ABC/1966-68)

 

Wayne, Bruce (a.k.a. Batman)
c/o Wayne Manor
The exterior shots for the fictional Wayne Manor were filmed at a real mansion located at 380 S. San Rafael Avenue in Pasadena, California. The interiors were shot on sets in Culver City Studios. The scenes of the Batmobile roaring from the "Bat Cave" were shot in Bronson Caverns in the Hollywood Hills. Bronson Caverns is located near the north end of Canyon drive, north of Franklin Avenue, in Griffith Park.
Baywatch
NBC/SYNDICATED
(1989-2001)

 

 Baywatch Beach Headquarters & Towers
 
c/o Malibu Beach, CA
The lifeguard towers and many of the beach scenes for popular TV series BAYWATCH were shot at Will Rogers State Beach located between Santa Monica and Malibu, where Temsecal Canyon Road meets Pacific Coast Highway.
Benson
(ABC/1979-1986)

 

 Dubois, Benson 
 
c/o The Governor's Mansion (in an unnamed state)
The exterior shots for the mansion seen on the TV series were actually from a Pasadena home located at 1365 S. Oakland Avenue.
The Beverly Hillbillies
(CBS/1979-1986)

 

 Clampett, Jed & Family (Jethro, Elly May and Granny)
 
518 Crestview Drive in Beverly Hills, CA
Exterior shots for the Clampett's mansion were actually photographs of the "The Kirkeby Mansion"), a lavish abode on a 6.5 acre tract of land located at 750 Bel Air Road in Bel Air, California by millionaire Arnold Kirkeby, a Chicago hotel magnate. Nowadays, due to remodeling, the Clampett mansion seen on the series is no longer recognizable. 
Beverly Hills 90210
(FOX/1990-1998)

 

 Walsh Family (Cindy, Jim & their teens Brandon & Brenda)
 
933 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The home used as the 'Walsh's Beverly Hills house is actually located at 1675 E. Altadena Drive, Alta Dena (just north of Pasadena). It's  seven blocks east of Lake Avenue, and just before Tanople Drive. (just  a few blocks from the "7th Heaven" home.)  Exterior scenes for the fictional Beverly Hills High School [where Brandon and Brenda attended] were shot at Torrance High (at 2200 W. Carson Street) in Torrance, CA. The campus of Occidental College were used as the backdrop for the campus of "California University" when the 90210 gang entered college. Occidental College is located between Pasadena and Glendale (at 1600 Campus Road), in the L.A. suburb of Eagle Rock. The pale-blue, three story building beachfront apartment where characters Donna Martin, Kelly Taylor and David Silver Green lived was located on the west side Hermosa Beach Strand near the Manhattan Beach border at 3500 The Strand, in Hermosa Beach [at the very end of 35th Street, facing the beach].
Bewitched
(ABC/1964-72)

 

 Stephens, Darrin & Samantha
 
1164 Morning Glory Circle, Westport, CT
The Stephen's house can still be seen on the old Columbia back lot (now called the Warner Brother's Ranch) in Burbank, California at the corner of North Kenwood and West Streets. It survived the filming of an episode of the sitcom Home Improvement when accident-prone fix-it-show host Tim Taylor set the house on fire. The Stephen's nosy neighbor across the street is Gladys Kravitz. The Kravitz house was later used as The Partridge Family home.
The Brady Bunch
(ABC/1969-1974)

 

 Brady, Mike & Carol
 
4222 Clinton Way, Los Angeles, CA
The real house used for exterior shots on the show  is located at 11222 Dilling Street (on the south side of the street), in Studio City - not far from Universal Studios.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
(WB/UPN/1997-2003)

 

 Summers, Buffy
 
1630 Revello Drive [near Hadley] Sunnydale, CA (pop. 30,000)
The real Buffy house is located  three blocks north of Torrance High at 1313 Cota Drive in Torrance. The scenes set at Sunnydale High School were actually shot on location at Torrance High School at 2200 W. Carson Street in the South Bay section in the city of Torrance. When Buffy graduated from high school, she moved on to a college campus at the fictional Kresge Hall. The actual campus scenes were shot at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Westwood.
Charlie's Angels
(ABC/1976-1981)

 

 Charles Townsend Investigations
 
Los Angeles, CA
The headquarters for the Townsend agency was an actual brick building at the southwest corner of Robertson Blvd and Clifton Way in Beverly Hills, just north of Wilshire Boulevard at 189 Robertson Boulevard. The building currently houses a vacuum cleaner store. In the 2001 movie Charlie's Angels, the Townsend building got blow-up.
Charmed
(WB/1998+)

 

 Halliwell House
 
1329 Prescott Street, San Francisco, CA
The charming Victorian house where Prue, Paige, Piper & Phoebe lived in the TV series "CHARMED" is located at 1329 Carroll Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90026 about a mile northeast of  a downtown area in Echo Park called Angelino Heights. The house is on the north side of the street near its east end. The major cross streets are Douglas and Sunset or E. Edgeware Road and Temple Street. The house can also be seen in the 1982 music video "THRILLER," as Michael Jackson is chased by ghouls through a neighborhood of old Victorian homes. 
City of Angels
(NBC/1976)

 

 Axminster, Jake
 
c/o Bradbury Building, 930 Van Ness Street, Los Angeles, CA 
Set in the 1930s, the detective drama "CITY OF ANGELS" used the actual historic Bradbury Building at 304 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles as the headquarters for Jake Axminster private eye.
The Colbys
(ABC/1985-1987)

 

 Colby, Jason & Family
 c/o Belvedere Mansion, Los Angeles
THE COLBYS was a spin-off of the prime time drama DYNASTY. The actual mansion used as the Colby's residence is located at 1060 Brooklawn Drive in Bel-Air.
The Cosby Show
(NBC/1984-1992)

 

Huxtable, Dr. Heathcliff, his wife, Clair and Family
10 Stigwood Avenue
New York City, NY (Brooklyn Heights)
The exterior of the Huxtable home was actually the brownstone facade of a private residence at 10 St. Luke's Place near 7th Avenue in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. That home is not a single family home but rather was divided into an owner's duplex and four tiny one-bedroom apartments.
Dark Shadows
(
NBC/1991)

 

 Collins, Barnabas (the vampire)
 
Collinwood Mansion, Collinsport, ME
The exterior shots of Collinwood were based on actual photos of the Lyndhurst Mansion, a forbidding, gothic structure located in Tarrytown, New York. Interior shots were photographed in a Manhattan studio. The mansion was also featured in the 1970 movie House of Dark Shadows. Fans of Collinwood got to revisit the eerie estate on the revival 1991 ABC series Dark Shadows when actor Ben Cross took over the role of the reluctant bloodsucker, Barnabas Collins. The show's new prime time budget enabled Dan Curtis, the original producer of the series to create a moodier, sexier and more violent show with elaborate sets and special effects. Most of the new series was shot at Greystone Mansion, a 55-room home built in 1927-28 by oil baron Edward Doheny (now owned by the City of Beverly Hills) located at 905 Loma Vista Drive, north of Sunset Boulevard. You may have seen the home in the 1987 motion picture The Witches of Eastwick; the 1983 ABC miniseries Winds of War; the 1988 sequel War and Remembrance and the CBS TV program Murder, She Wrote.
Designing Women
(CBS/1986-1993)

 

 Sugarbaker, Suzanne (Sugarbacker Design Firm)
 
1521 Sycamore Street, Atlanta, GA
Although the TV series was based in Georgia, the exterior shots of the Sugarbaker home were actually photographs of the Villa Marre, a museum located at 1321 South Street (at 14th) in Little Rock Arkansas. Built in 1881 by Angelo Marre and his wife Jennie Marre, the Victorian home with touches of Italian architectural style passed through the possession of a few more owners until it finally fell into disrepair in the 1960s. It was renovated and then given to the Quapaw Quarter Association in 1979 by James W. Strawn, Jr. A few blocks away from the Villa Marre is the Arkansas Governor's Mansion (former home of Bill & Hilary Clinton) located at 1800 Center Street (at 18th and Spring Street). The exterior of this Georgian Colonial style building (finished in 1950) served as Suzanne Sugarbaker's residence during the early episodes of the program. 
Doogie Howser, MD
(ABC/1989-1993)

 

 Howser, Douglas "Doogie"
 
Brentwood, CA.
The home used as the family home of the 16-year-old genius doctor is actually located at 796 Amalfi Drive, in Pacific Palisades - just north of Santa Monica. 
Dragnet
(NBC/1980-1988)

 

 Friday, Sgt. Joe
 
c/o Los Angeles Police Department
The police drama "DRAGNET" used The Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring Street in downtown L.A. as a backdrop for the series. Joe's police ID badge (#714) bears an image of the landmark building. The Los Angeles City Hall is also seen at the beginning of the "ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN."
Dynasty
(ABC/1981-1989)

 

 Carrington, Blake & Krystle
 
173 Essex Drive, Denver, CO
The mansion seen on the beginning credits of the TV series "DYNASTY" was actually the Filoli Estate located thirty miles south of San Francisco off Highway 280 in Woodside, California. It was built in 1916 by William Bower Bourn, Jr., with the profits from his Empire Mine in Grass Valley, and is now operated as a museum by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The name "Filoli" was derived from the first two letters of the three words derived from the motto "To FIGHT for a just cause, to LOVE your fellow man, and to LIVE a good life." The outdoor scenes at the Carrington mansion were shot at a Pasadena home located at 1145 Arden Road. 
Emergency
(NBC/1972-77)

 

Squad 51
c/o Los Angeles Co. Fire Department Paramedics Rescue Service
The actual fire station used on the series was Station 127 located at 2049 E. 223rd Street (just east of Wilmington Avenue) in the city of Carson, California. The station has been renamed "The Robert A. Cinader Memorial" station in honor of the television producer who created the TV show. "Rampart General Hospital" where the paramedics carried those in need of medical attention was actually    Harbor General Hospital. Now known as the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the hospital is located on the outskirts of Carson about four miles west of Station 127 at 1000 West Carson Street in Torrance, CA. 
Evening Shade
(CBS/1990-1994)

 

 Newton, Wood & Ava Evans
 2102 Willow Lane,  Evening Shade, AR
The Colonial Revival home with a charming broad porch seen as the Newton home is actually a private residence built in 1883 and known as the Wilson-Mehaffy House after its former owners William Wilson and Tom Mehaffy who owned the property from the turn of the century through the 1940s. It is located at 2102 Louisiana Street (at 22nd) in Little Rock, Arkansas. The house was purchased in 1974 by Townsend Wolfe, director of the Arkansas Art Center and his wife Jane, a guidance counselor for the Episcopalian dioceses. Some of the exterior locations shots for the series were taken in the real-life city of Evening Shade, Arkansas in Sharp County but most of them were filmed in the towns of Little Rock and Fayetteville.
Falcon Crest
(CBS/1981-1990)

 

 Channing, Angela
 
Falcon Crest Winery, CA
Most of the location shooting for the series was filmed in Hollywood, but a lot of the background footage was filmed in the real California wine country including the towns of Napa, Yountville, Rutherford and St. Helena. In 1992, The Spring Mountain Winery, the main winery seen on the series as Falcon Crest, marketed two wines with the "Falcon Crest" label. The house seen as the residence of Richard Channing was located at Altamura Valley Winery in Napa. In addition, the stained-glass-windowed barrel house seen on the series was located in the Napa Valley on the grounds of the Inglenook Vineyards at 1991 Street along St. Helena Highway in Rutherford, California. 
Fantasy Island
(ABC/1978-1984)

 

 Rourke, Mr. (& Tattoo)
 
c/o Fantasy Island
The beautiful white Victorian home owned by the mysterious Mr. Rourke in the TV series was actually a California registered landmark [No. 367] known as The Queen Anne Cottage. The house, formerly the residence of Elias "Lucky" Jackson Baldwin who began building the charming house for his fourth wife in 1885-86, is located on the 127-acre complex of the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum at 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, California 91006.
General Hospital
(ABC/1963+)
General Hospital (7th Floor)
c/o The Town of Port Charles
The daytime soap opera "GENERAL HOSPITAL" is filmed at the ABC Television Center Studios in Hollywood. However, the exterior shots used to depict the fictional Port Charles' "General Hospital" are actually images of the real County/USC Hospital at 1200 N. State Street, in East L.A. 
 
 

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